5.3 out of 10

Franklin Ave, Bedford Stuyvesant

Ranked 9th best street in Bedford Stuyvesant
40.6882431365294 -73.9570873696144
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Hipsters
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5

"Cute street in Greenpoint only"

There's a spot at Franklin at around Greenpoint called the Garden Spot that has fantastic breakfast burritos. It's really sparse in decor which I actually like as far as diners go. It makes it seem kind of rustic / cabiny. Speaking of rustic, there's an Italian joint called Anella that serves some fantastic rustic fare. There is a great little backyard that's open during the summer. And, the bacon and pepperoni pizza is the stuff that dreams are made of. The ambience and decor of this place is great too.
Franklin Ave is pretty cool around Greenpoint. There's a ton of little bars and restaurants to hit up and the street is right in the thick of everything. And, the apartments are really cute. The nice thing about Greenpoint is that you can get a lot of bang for your buck as far as New York space goes. It's a bit of a hike to any form of public transport which does kind of suck 85% of the year. But it's not as awful as a lot of people make it out to be. And, for days that you don't need to go to Manhattan, there are plenty of things to do within a couple of blocks. But, Franklin goes all the way down to Bed Stuy and there is nothing pretty about that part of town. So, I would avoid the street once you get out of Greenpoint.
  • cute restaurants
  • below Greenpoint it's not ideal
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students

"Almost there...but not yet"

Franklin is getting there to where Washington and putnam but there is still a lot of crime over there. growing up over there my teachers taught me how to drop down when i heard a gunshot. Its not that serious anymore but i would walk around all the time late at night. Restaurants have popped up along the years to help the vibe get better.
Recommended for
  • Singles

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